44-year-old Joaquin man dies after truck leaves road, hits tree

44-year-old Joaquin man dies after truck leaves road, hits tree
A Joaquin man died in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred on FM 2787 in Shelby County on Jan. 17. Source: ShelbyCountyToday.com) (Source: ShelbyCountyToday.com)

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - A 44-year-old Joaquin man died after his truck went off of FM 2787 and hit a tree on Jan. 17.

According to a press release, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a one-vehicle crash that occurred on FM 2787 about two and a half miles south of Joaquin.

The preliminary crash report shows that Johnnie Briggs was driving a 2014 Dodge pickup north on FM 2787 at about 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 17, when, for unknown reasons, he drove off the road to the left and struck a tree.

A Shelby County justice of the peace pronounced Briggs dead at the scene of the crash.

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